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It's pointless to define cloud computing

ISO joins the list of organizations looking to define cloud computing for the industry -- but it doesn't matter

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Amazon's Directory Service isn't an Azure killer yet

Amazon's new directory services offering guns for Azure Active Directory users, but it works best with other Amazon IT replacements

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Microsoft extends its win streak with IBM cross-cloud deal

The deal brings IBM's middleware to Azure and Microsoft's .Net to Bluemix, but Microsoft enjoys an edge with third-party apps on Azure

Amazon takes aim at Microsoft's Active Directory with new service

AWS Directory Service, which costs from $36.50 per month, both competes and integrates with Microsoft's Active Directory

China attacks lead Apple to alert users on iCloud threats

Apple says the iCloud servers are secure, but advises users to always verify they've connected to an authentic iCloud website

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What's the value of OpenStack leadership? $100M and counting

With 'the largest Series B open source investment in history', Mirantis must see how much growth it can sustain

Data warehouse-as-a-service startup Snowflake comes out of stealth

Snowflake wants to do for the data warehouse what Salesforce did for CRM

Devops has moved out of the cloud

The cloud is a natural venue for taking advantage of devops -- but you shouldn't stop there

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Why your future is in the public cloud

It's not a question of if, but of when: Most of enterprise computing will eventually be sucked up into the public cloud, kind of like the rapture in slow motion. This is not exactly a radical notion, but signs of a great skyward...

HP unveils enterprise cloud configuration manager

Distributed Cloud Networking harnesses SDN and network virtualization to automate turn up of large scale clouds

You can rise with public clouds or sink with private

How's the private cloud working for your enterprise? Maybe it's time to take another look at public clouds

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OpenStack Juno packs in features, pursues wider adoption

The newest iteration of OpenStack smooths upgrades and adds Hadoop management

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IT jobs market picks up, led by consultants and cloud pros

Jobs site Dice.com sees increased confidence in the tech job market as its unemployment rate comes in at less than half the national rate

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A cold wind is blowing through Microsoft

The winds of change are pushing the Microsoft ecosystem further into the cloud -- don't let your career get blown off course

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Microsoft's the winner in its partnership with Salesforce

The rivals continue to build on the connection between Salesforce services and Microsoft Office apps -- but Microsoft benefits most in the long run

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Is there a point where a private cloud is cheaper than the public cloud?

Private cloud vendors say they've found it, analysts say it's not that easy

3 cloud migration mistakes companies keep making

Enterprises are getting better at moving applications and data to the cloud, but can't escape a few gotchas

Salesforce and Microsoft partnership gains some steam

The vendors have revealed general delivery dates for integrations between their platforms

Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in cloud analytics

Wave uses a search-like medium along with extensive visualizations

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